More than 80 new Isle of Wight Covid cases have been confirmed, according to the latest government data.

Public Health England figures released today (Thursday) show 82 new cases.

Yesterday, 97 new cases were recorded, and 80 the day before.

It takes the Isle of Wight total, since the start of the pandemic, to 16,825.

The Isle of Wight's rolling rate has also risen

Measured per 100,00 people, and always five days behind, in the seven days to November 13, it was 447.

Yesterday, in the seven days to November 12, it was 411.1.

It remains above the UK average, which was 395.4.

Another patient at St Mary's Hospital has died after contracting Covid-19, new data shows.

The latest death was recorded on November 16.

Read more: New Covid death at Isle of Wight's St Mary's hospital

The most recently available hospital data showed five people seriously ill on ventilators at St Mary's Hospital (as of last Tuesday).

In total, the hospital had 22 people with Covid on the wards

There has been confusion over getting the Covid booster jab on the Isle of Wight.

The Solent NHS Trust had asked people to wait for a letter before booking, so capacity could be focussed on those with highest clinical need first.

However, the government website allows people aged over 50 and in certain categories to book.

Read more: Isle of Wight Covid booster jabs and how to get one